Preventive Medicine

Immunizations   |   Physical Exams   |   Screenings


h-perfectSmile5Vaccines are one of the safest and best methods of prevention. Immunizations can be administered to patients with minor illnesses, such as an ear infection or runny nose. Patients experiencing moderate to severe sickness should not receive some vaccinations, and those with other health conditions should not be given specific vaccines or receive them at a later date.

Our office follows the Immunization Schedule recommended by the Center of Disease Control:

Physical Exams

We recommend adults have a physical exam each year to screen for diseases, determine the risks of possible future medical problems, update vaccinations and promote a healthy lifestyle. The majority of patients only seek medical attention if he/she is ill. By maintaining a relationship with your doctor, even when you are well, will allow us to recognize potential problems, like high blood pressure, early and treat them before they become more serious. During this exam, your physician will discuss your family history and medical history, as well as thoroughly examine the following for any abnormal signs/symptoms that may indicate an impending medical issue:

  • Skin
  • Entire head
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose and sinuses
  • Mouth and pharynx
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Breast and armpits
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Abdomen
  • Rectum and anus
  • Reproductive Organs
  • Legs
  • Blood vessels
  • Spine


Regular health screening tests are an important part of preventive health care. Early detection is often the key to successful treatment.  Many times, there are no signs or symptoms of common health problems, making it even more vital to have these screenings done in order to catch the disease as early as possible – and begin treatment. Age, genetics and lifestyle play a role in each person’s risk for disease, so patients should check with their physician to find out how often they need specific screenings. We perform the following screenings:

  • Blood Pressure 
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood Glucose (Diabetes)
  • Hearing
  • Cancer
  • Skin